2 September 2017

Quilling Workshop

Thanks to The Old School Gallery in Yetminster for hosting todays Quilling Workshop.

We had a lovely time and were well fed and watered to keep us going.

Well done to Jan, Carla & Katie who did a super job - this is their work:

I've also managed to do a few bits as I demo-ed and while the ladies were busying away which I will report in on when I've finished!  If you haven't visited the Gallery I can thoroughly recommend not only the lovely atmosphere but the welcome and gorgeous food - the apple & caramel cake was delicious!

Contact me if you think you would like to come to a Christmas workshop!

16 August 2017

Quilling for Beginners Workshop

There still aren't enough hours in the day (or week) for much quilling BUT the good news is that if you would like to have a go I am running a Beginners Workshop next month.

I will take you through what you need, the basic shapes and how to form them.  We will then use them to make a variety of designs to make some cards to take home.

The Old School Gallery, Yetminster, DT9 6LF from 10 am to 4.15pm.


What is included?
Everything!  All tuition and materials on the day plus some extra to take home, a quilling tool to keep, morning drink, an Old Gallery lunch, afternoon tea and cake.

How do I book?
Contact me (Jill) at Jill.Lackford@me.com or on 07800 664235 to book a place (payment also required).

Tell all your friends and hope to see you there.

7 February 2017

A date for the diary

Another update on my rather neglected blog but a very exciting one!

I will be demonstrating quilled flowers at Yandles on 7th & 8th April and will have the very impressive display mentioned in the photos below:

The flowers aren't laid out on grids any more but some are mounted on cards and in pictures and whatever format they will all be there for you to admire and gain inspiration from!

29 December 2016

It's a record!

Far too long away again but I have been busy!

Today's news if you haven't heard already is that just before Christmas The Quilling Guild were officially awarded the Guinness World Record for displaying the greatest number of quilled flowers in one place that we attempted in York.

The record is officially 6,241 - not bad as we started out aiming for 1,000.

Well done to Genevieve who had the idea and did most of the collating and organising and many thanks to everyone that donated flowers to me to add to the record, quite nice to say you were part of it.

22 October 2016

Quilled Santas

Some more quilling - hooray!

It's our Somerset Woolavington workshop this weekend and I've resurrected a santa pattern that was one of the first projects I did when I joined the group 25 years ago!!

I've updated the repertoire as you can see in the picture - I will work out how many feet of paper are in these little chaps, I did years ago.

Hopefully this will keep everyone busy tomorrow, not that this is the only thing we have in store!

Most of these are made with 5mm paper in various colours which was supplied by the excellent JJQuilling.

16 October 2016

Back again for colouring in!

Apologies for the disappearance again - I thought I would go 'mobile' for a few days but it turns out Apple isn't so keen on the blogger app any more and I struggled to even put a note up saying it wasn't going well!

I still have lots of quilling pics to share but will start from a non-quilling workshop I did last week.

I was in the Lake District for a few days and managed to catch a workshop at the Paper Warehouse in Kendal with the lovely Clare Rowlands.

We did these 2 projects:

I wouldn't normally go for these colours but they are on a Christmas paper pad and something a bit different.  My Copic bag got to go on holiday too so I enjoyed a bit of colouring in.

These 2 pics (sorry for the reflection) are either side of the bauble.

We got to use a bit of shrink plastic too and I love the pom pom idea for snow.

Thanks to Clare again and the lovely staff at the Paper Warehouse - workshops include a little buffet lunch too so it's a super few hours.

25 September 2016

Winning Quilling

My next update has some quilling that I have actually done myself!

I'd had an idea in my head for a while and started this a few months ago.  I lost a chunk of time to being ill and considered saving it for another time but it was getting so close (a bit too close as I was still making grass the night before the competition) that I entered it and it didn't fair so badly.

I've just realised when I took this picture I forgot to put the little sign in front of it which said Mr McGregor's garden - spot the rabbit!

Because I had more in my head I wasn't 100% pleased with this as I considered it unfinished but I'm growing to like it more!  I had hoped to have some garden utensils and a watering can etc but it's amazing how long everything takes.

This is the back of the shed!

A view from the front.  The entire piece is made from paper, even the base.  I've also used 2mm paper for everything except the fence and raised bed - one of the reasons it won for intricacy.
I also to have to thank the ever amazing & slightly bonkers Diane Boden for inventing fairy dust that I used for the grass and soil - I was making it to the last and there still wasn't really enough.

I have come away very inspired to try again with something next year though.